Research can help find the optimal pathway to limit the negative impacts of pain.
Research & Researchers
Pain is often a complex problem in that everyone experiences it differently. In western medicine, we have very little pragmatic, clinical research on options for managing it effectively, nonpharmacological or otherwise. Additionally, the opioid epidemic has shown that pharmacological approaches may have only minimal benefit for the management of pain and the risk of substantial harms.
Prevention of Missing Data in Pragmatic Clinical Trials of Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Pain Management
PMC’s Biostatistics/Design Work Group addresses the problem of missing data in pragmatic clinical trials, and offers a survey of methods that some of PMC’s trials are incorporating to prevent missing data.
An overview of considerations for covariate-related methodological, statistical and analytical issues, and some additional considerations to studying pain management options…
For some nonpharmacological approaches for chronic pain management there is emerging evidence of their effectiveness in relatively large scale trials. (photo: Sgt Justin Boling)
The US Dept. of Health & Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued a report on noninvasive nonpharmacological treatments for selected chronic pain conditions.